News and Announcements

LEAD Arlington

LEAD ArlingtonArlington Community Schools is proud to have hosted the 1st meeting for the 2015-16 LEAD Arlington Cohort. More than 30 business members, town government representatives, educators and students came together to collaborate, align, and connect information about our local education system, businesses and town government. Thanks to all of the great support from our local businesses and Town Hall in helping us to kick this first year off with this project. We look forward to our 2nd meeting at Town Hall in December. OUR educators, OUR businesses, and OUR town government are simply the best!

Family Life Curriculum Review Session

Tennessee Code Annotated mandates that a Family Life Curriculum be taught yearly (TCA 49-6-1302). Parents/Guardians of Kindergarten students through 8th graders are invited to review the newly developed 2015-2016 ACS Family Life Curriculum Scope and Sequence. The review window is open from 7:00am until 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 23, at the ACS District Office, 5475 Airline Road, Arlington, TN 38002. District team members will be on hand to share updated information and field any questions from stakeholders during this time.

Powerschool Parent Portal

The PowerSchool Parent Portal will be available beginning Tuesday, September 8. Schools will send home user info and passwords that day or before.

What is TNReady?

Beginning in the 2015-16 school year, TNReady will become the state’s new and improved TCAP test for English language arts and math in grades 3-11. It will provide parents, students, and teachers with more and better information about our students’ progress. For additional information about TNReady, please consult your child’s local school administration or you may review the parent guide and parent checklist provided by the Tennessee Department of Education at the following links:

TNReady Parent Guide:

TNReady Parent Checklist:

TNReady 10 Things to Know:

ACS Designated as a 2015 Exemplary District / Both Elementary Schools Named Reward Schools

Statement From Superintendent Tammy Mason: “I am extremely proud of the work that our students, teachers, and administrators did in our inaugural school year. Most importantly, I am proud that our district not only met or exceeded our achievement goals, but we also showed tremendous growth. This is a testament that our teachers are meeting students at their instructional levels. We have laid the foundation to continue our work as begin our second year.“

  • Exemplary District (1 of 12 districts state-wide)
  • ACS scored a 5 (1.2 – 2 years growth) in each of the four value-added categories (District-wide Composite, Literacy, Numeracy, and Literacy and Numeracy) which is the highest score attainable
  • Of the 10 state-mandated exams administered, ACS increased proficiency in all 10 subjects, as well as exceeded the state’s average in each area
  • Arlington Elementary and Donelson Elementary both acknowledged as 2015 Reward schools (Top 5% in state for academic achievement)

School Highlights

  • Arlington High increased 10 percentage points or higher in 4 of the high school subjects (Algebra I, Algebra II, Biology, and Chemistry) and achieved a value added Composite score of 5.
  • Arlington Middle continued to increase its overall proficiency in all subject areas, significantly improving it’s overall Math rate by 6.3 percentage points.
  • Arlington Elementary, a 2015 Reward School, had 90% of its students score proficient/advanced in Math and Science. Additionally, their school-wide value added Composite is a 5.
  • Donelson Elementary, a 2015 Reward School, improved Math proficiency by 4.9 percentage points and earned a value-added Numeracy score of a 5.

Lunch Account Online Registration

Go to MyPaymentsPlus to create your child’s account.

Lunch Card

Online Application for Free and Reduced Meal Benefits

Applications for free and reduced meal benefits are now available online. Click here to complete an application.

View All News and Announcements

Upcoming Events

Our Mission

Empower and inspire all students toward lifetime learning, career success and good citizenship

Our Vision

To fully engage and inspire our staff, parents and community to create an environment where students can achieve their highest potential and become productive citizens in an ever changing, challenging world

Our Schools

Our Community